WITC students take top national awards
(5/12/11): Yet again, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical
College students make it clear they are a force to reckon with when it comes to
business competition. A group of six students from WITC-New Richmond recently
competed in the national 2011 Business Professionals of America (BPA) National
Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.
Pat Roettger (Downing) placed first in Keyboard Production.
Terri Rydeen (St. Croix Falls) placed third in Interview Skills. Many WITC
students finished in the Top 10 in several events. Others who competed include
Selena Buerkle (Woodville), Lowell Setterlund (New Richmond), Stephanie Formo
(Somerset) and Amanda Kuske (Milltown).
The group competed in state competition earlier this year
and qualified for national competition in Washington, D.C. They held fundraisers
to raise the money needed for the trip, with many area businesses, students and
community members supporting their efforts with donations.
Through involvement in BPA, students build lasting
relationships with community business circles and have opportunities for
personal and professional growth, travel and new experiences. Members
participate in leadership development, activities, workshops and conferences.
The BPA advisors are WITC instructors Linda Richie and Kevin Salmon.